Shipra Avantica Mehrotra was initiated into Odissi at a young age by Dr. Chitra Krishnamurti at the Nrityalaya School of Indian Classical Dance (Washington, DC). Early in her training, she was selected to attend workshops by the late legendary guru Padmavibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra as well as the late Padmashree Sanjukta Panigrahi. Ms. Mehrotra’s calling to pursue Odissi professionally led her to the prestigious Orissa Dance Academy (ODA) in the state of Orissa, India where she received
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